Shab-e Miraj: The Night of ascension being observed across the country

KARACHI: Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) is being observed across the country tonight with religious fervour, great respect.

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Shab-e-Miraj, (night of ascension) is a glorious night, marking the Isra and Meraj of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) when he was taken from Makkah to Al-Haram-Al-Sharif (also known as the Temple Mount) and was then taken to heaven on the heavenly animal named ‘al-Buraq.’

Special prayers and Naatiya Mahafil is being held in Mosques and other places to seek blessings of the Almighty.

During the gatherings, Islamic scholars are expected to highlight the importance of the day and its blessings.

The word Miraj of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is derived from the Arabic word Urooj, which means ‘height,’ or ‘ascension.’ It is celebrated on Rajab 27th in the Islamic calendar. During Miraj, the command for five daily prayers (Salat) was also given to the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Shab-e-Miraj, (night of ascension) is a glorious night, marking the Isra and Miraj of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) when he was taken from Makkah to Al-Haram-Al-Sharif and was then taken to heaven.

On the way the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, met Hazrat Adam, (AS), Hazrat Abraham (AS), Hazrat Moses (AS), Hazrat Jesus (AS) and some other Prophets. The purpose of the “Ascent” was to confirm the high status of the last Prophet, a position which all Muslims believe, is impossible to attain by any other human being.

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